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ERIC Number: ED401583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-24
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Building the House: Examples of Multi-Method Research in Communication.
LeBlanc, H. Paul III
Although researchers and scholars have extolled the virtues of multi-method approaches to research by triangulation for at least two decades, implementation of these approaches to research has been slow. This is due primarily to the complexities inherent in the combination of different orders of data, theoretical constructs, and methodological assumptions. This paper provides examples from the author's own research, as well as from others, of implementations of multiple methods in communication research. The paper offers suggestion for implementation to researchers interested in conducting multi-method research. The paper also demonstrates how being conversant on multiple methods may allow the researcher to discover serendipitously unexamined aspects of the phenomena. Contains 13 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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